Moll’s map of the Ottoman Empire
By MOLL, Herman, 1726
The Turkish Empire in Europe, Asia and Africa Dividid into all its Governments, together with the other Territories that are Tributary to it, as also the Domnions of the Emperor of Marocco
- Author: MOLL, Herman
- Publication place: London
- Publisher: Herman Moll
- Publication date: 1720.
- Physical description: Engraved map with fine original outline colour.
- Dimensions: 610 by 1020mm. (24 by 40.25 inches).
- Inventory reference: 10889
The map is dedicated to Sir Thomas Vernon, a London merchant and banker who was prominent in trade with Turkey. He acted as the creditor for government loans on several occasions, and was knighted in 1685. He sat on the London common council, and often spoke on issues to do with East Indies and Middle Eastern trade; for example, arguing against the issue of licences to privateers to trade with Turkey.